Posted by SLS on June 17, 2005, at 15:49:15
In reply to Re: Trileptal 600mg - How much higher can I go? » SLS, posted by Ron Hill on June 17, 2005, at 14:04:30
Thanks for the feedback. I just spoke to my doctor on the phone. He'll let me go from 600mg to 750mg to 900mg. I'm torn apart here. I see him in one week. I don't know whether to remain at 600mg for another week or begin to increase the dosage now. The goal is to use the minimum amount necessary that will extract 100% of the drug's therapeutic potential. I wish I had a better idea as to what is the average dosage used by people with bipolar disorder.
I am gleaning an antidepressant effect from Trileptal at 600mg. However, it is episodic and of inadequate magnitude. I expect that my improvement with the right drugs will be extremely slow because of the severity and chronicity of my depression. Therefore, it is possible that I wouldn't improve any quicker than this anyway. I am just concerned that I have already reached a plateau and will be experiencing diminished returns.
Bipolar Depression; drug-induced manias:
I am so damned impatient!